Hiker Intro

From the AT to the TA: Swan Diving into It!

From the AT to the TA: Swan Diving into It!

Hi, I’m Sunney (or Swan Dive). Don’t let my blond hair fool you. I have gone two weeks without showering on the AT. When a little dread started to form...

Dec 11, 2019 : Sunney Mahalak
Why Hike the AT Now?

Why Hike the AT Now?

Why the AT? Sometime at the end of 2018 Hannele and I were discussing that we would like to use some of our long service leave to take a bit...

Dec 9, 2019 : twogirlsgowalkabout
After the AT Comes New Zealand’s TA

After the AT Comes New Zealand’s TA

After finishing a thru-hike, many hikers are left wondering what comes next. The answer's easy: another thru-hike!

Oct 18, 2019 : Danny Strayer
Beards, Teaching, and Hiking the AT

Beards, Teaching, and Hiking the AT

“For anybody that grows a beard or has hair on their face, I welcome you to the beard game. We’re all family. I encourage that. I encourage beards.” -Rick Ross...

Oct 16, 2019 : Kristopher McDill
Aquaman to Take on the Appalachian Trail

Aquaman to Take on the Appalachian Trail

Hello everyone, My name is Rick Stafford, but my friends call me Aquaman. My journey on the Appalachian Trail is scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020. This will be...

Oct 3, 2019 : Aquaman
Hiker Intro

Hiker Intro

Why start a blog? I’ve been trying to put my finger on what has inspired me to start a blog, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the reasons are...

Sep 16, 2019 : Alicia Pacalo
You’re Doing What? Why?

You’re Doing What? Why?

Planning a thru-hike? Then you’re familiar with this question: You’re doing what? Why? Yes. I’m choosing to hike 2192 miles, and it’s a great idea! See why:

Jun 26, 2019 : Anne Renner
How Did I Get Here? (Two Weeks Until My Thru-Hike)

How Did I Get Here? (Two Weeks Until My Thru-Hike)

I'm currently staring at a stack of resupply boxes full of food for the next 70-80 days. How did I get here? What is possessing me to do this? First...

Jun 19, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Day 4 – Day 6: Bees, Pee Rags, and Cowboy Camping

Day 4 – Day 6: Bees, Pee Rags, and Cowboy Camping

Understating what elevation really means. How my body and my emotions reacted! And how Wee Vill SAVED MY LIFE!

Jun 13, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
Training for the PCT: Balmex, Butt Wipes, and Snot Rockets

Training for the PCT: Balmex, Butt Wipes, and Snot Rockets

With the hike quickly approaching my training seems to have paid off. Ready to tackle some miles after testing my gear and taking my first shit in the wilderness.

May 31, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor